Confederate flag group charged after birthday party confrontation

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — A Douglas County grand jury has charged a Confederate flag group with making terroristic threats against an African-American family during a birthday party in July.

Fifteen members of the group, known as "Respect the Flag," were charged with violations of Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and Terroristic Threats.
Channel 2 Action News spoke to a woman who was at the birthday party.
Melissa Alford said at least seven pickup trucks displaying Confederate flags pulled up on her property on Campbellton Street and their passengers were armed and threatened to "kill y'all [N-words]."
"I'm okay with the flags, I'm okay with riding around with the flags," Alford said. "I'm not okay with them going around threatening people and using racial slurs. I'm not okay with that."
Police were called in and stopped the confrontation.
Two members of the group were also charged with battery for in connection with an incident that occurred the same day at a local gas station.
The arrests began on Friday and will continue Monday.

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